Death Trap

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Boom. Dubstep and trap combined (Sort-of)

I'm Unknown, I'm a producer working on getting better at it. I have about seven months of experience, and I would appreciate it if you guys could give me some feedback on how I am doing and how I can improve.

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Lovin' it, bro. What do you use? Logic? FL Studio? I'm trying to find a good program.

Unknown8 responds:

I use the Flstudios. Thanks for the feedback!

Love where yours going with this tune. Check some of my music out.I've got a bit of experience.Like We should do a remix on this track and collab it if you want.Remixes are always dope. Cause im diggin this shit and could use some work man I think we could turn this into a hit. Inbox meh-Mollycule

Very cool song man! I like it you are on point with youre style. Hell I would not mind learning a few things from you! But yeah this is pretty sick man I see a lot off flaws. I really love the classical style you brought to life. It felt like a glitched out ball room

Dude, really cool sound you have going!

Your chord progressions are really cool, and your ideas for arrangement are pretty solid.

The things I think you could work on:
1. If you're going to use synthesized representations of real instruments, you really need a good ones, or else it will sound unprofessional. This shows especially at the beginning with the distorted guitar sound. Your drum samples on the other hand were pretty nice.
2. Some of the synths you chose are a bit cliche sounding (as in they may have been used in the 80s, but not since then in contemporary EDM). Some examples are the bell sound which comes in at 0:14, or the lead sound which comes in at 2:16.
3. The little fill you have around 1:25 or 1:26 sounds too bare. If you're going to go for that interruption, you really have to fill that space with a REALLY cool sound, or else it will fall flat.
4. Your trap elements only showed for a bit (around 2:15?), and I thought you could have incorporated it more, seeing as that was your main goal. It works well how you did it, but I thought you might want to even out the amount of dubstep with trap.
5. The ending sounds like you just tacked it on, you might want to change that.

Overall I really enjoyed this -- I don't mean to be hypercritical with all of the comments, but you said you're looking to improve, so I thought I'd give you some advice (which you can take or not, it's really up to you haha).

By the way, what did you use for your bass (was it Massive?)? It sounded really good.

I hope this helped a bit.

- CS

Unknown8 responds:

Whoa. Didn't expect a detailed response like this. I really appreciate the feedback and I'll make sure to put this advice to work in my next track. And yeah, every sound here was made in massive except for the guitar, drums, ect...

Thanks again for the feedback!

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4.84 / 5.00

May 5, 2013
8:06 PM EDT
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4.4 MB
3 min 49 sec

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